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Windows Mobile for Automotive

Microsoft's platform for in-vehicle communications and entertainment. The Basic version provided Bluetooth capability for hands-free cellphone use and a USB port for playing back digital music. The Standard version added GPS capability and a built-in GSM phone. See Windows Mobile.



Windows Mobile

(1) (lower case "m"obile) Any Windows-based mobile device. See Windows Phone.

(2) (upper case "M"obile) The formal name of Microsoft's first platform for handheld devices, including PDAs, smartphones, portable media players and automobiles. The Windows CE operating system was the foundation of Windows Mobile, and small-screen versions of Office and other Microsoft applications were featured, along with third-party apps (see Windows Marketplace for Mobile).

Windows Mobile smartphones were superseded by Windows Phone, a complete departure (see Windows Phone). Following are the Windows Mobile categories. See Windows CE, Pocket PC and KIN.

Classic
A PDA platform without cellular communications; formerly part of Pocket PC.

Professional
A touchscreen smartphone platform; formerly the Pocket PC Phone Edition.

Standard
A non-touchscreen smartphone platform. Formerly Microsoft's Smartphone platform (upper case "S").

Automotive
Hands-free cellular for in-vehicle communications and entertainment. See Windows Mobile for Automotive.

Portable Media Center and Zune
Windows Mobile components have been used in Microsoft's Portable Media Center devices, which evolved into the Zune digital media player. See Portable Media Center and Zune.



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